Oneonta Roofing Company Founder Dies
Fredrick L. Hall Sr., 86, who founded the F L Hall and Son roofing business, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2020 at AO Fox Hospital in Oneonta, NY. He was surrounded by his family.
Fred was born July 1, 1933 in Westford, the oldest son of Oliver (Pete) Hall and Dorothy (Norton) Hall. He attended school in Norwich and Oneonta.
Fred married Lillian Williams on December 16, 1949. Known as a hard worker Fred learned the roofing trade while working with his father. He did a stint at Scintilla in Sidney while starting what would become F L Hall and Son in 1957. Together with his family, he ran the F L Hall and Son roofing business and the family farm. One of his favorite pastimes was to watch his Herefords out in the pasture. In his later years, he could often be seen stacking wood, mowing the grass with his Kubota and weed-whacking the fence lines with his Gator nearby.
Fred is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 70 years, Lillian, and his children: Pamela (Bill) Sands of Sidney; Donna (Don) Decker of Laurens; Fred Jr. (Andrea) Hall of Mt. Vision; Penelope Timer of Mt. Vision; and Wendy Cleaveland of Oneonta. Grandchildren Tony (Vicki), John (Annemarrie), Donald (Chris), David, Dennis (Stephanie), Casey, Jennifer (Marilyn), Crystal, Cami and Shelby. Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Fred is also survived by his sister Doris (Charles) Brooks of Norwich, niece Linda (Steve) Winston and brother John Pearson, all of Norwich. He is also survived by a special cousin, Dean Roberts of Schenevus, as well as several in-laws and cousins. A special thanks for his caregiver Amanda.
Fred was predeceased by his parents Oliver (Edith) Hall, Dorothy (Wilford) Pearson, and brother Robert.
The family will be in attendance for calling hours at the Bookhout Funeral Home in Oneonta on Friday 1 – 3 p.m. Jan. 10, 2020 from 1pm to 3pm.
Funeral Services will be private at the family’s convenience. Committal will be in the Elk Creek Cemetery in Maryland.
To light a candle or send an online condolence, visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home.
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